Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., January 17, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Outlaws

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.

Southern country rock legends The Outlaws will perform live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Saturdays throughout the year.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-hour boat tour.

Nights of Lights Tours 2018–19

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Here are some of the best tours to see St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights holiday display by land and sea.

Old City Pirate Fest

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 25, 26, and 27, 2019
(904) 377-8331

Join the St. Augustine Swashbucklers as they present the 3rd Annual Old City Pirate Fest.

Nights of Pints

Offered during Nights of Lights, November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 217-3278

Celebrate Nights of Lights with Nights of Pints featuring local craft beers!

St. Augustine Sailing Private Nights of Lights Charters

November 17, 2018 to February 3, 2019 | See details.
(904) 829-0648

Lightseers can take in the Nights of Lights holiday displays from the water aboard a private charter.

Venardos Circus

Wednesdays thru Sundays, Dec. 19, 2018 – Jan. 27, 2019 | Details below

This family-friendly, musical circus brings its Big Top back to the Amphitheatre for 50 performances from mid-December 2018 through the end of January 2019.

Limelight: An Enemy of the People

January 11 to February 3, 2019 | See below for details

This play investigates the conflicts that arise when a local physician discovers contamination in the waters of a newly famous spa resort.

Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free Event

This weekly farmers market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, and a variety of arts and crafts.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

A Historical Look Into the Old Spanish Quarries

Wed., Jan. 9, and Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 | 10 – 11 a.m.
(904) 461-2033

Participants can learn all about the coquina that was quarried here and how it influenced the architecture and history of St. Augustine.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Uptown Saturday Night

Last Saturday of every month
Free Event

Visitors can shop and socialize along San Marco Avenue as the stores remain open for the monthly Uptown Saturday Night event.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour

Nightly from November 18, 2018, to February 3, 2019
(904) 335-3155
10 West Castillo Dr.

Old Town Trolleys Famous Nights of Lights Tour is an entertaining and family-friendly way to see the best of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Ripley's Red Trains Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly Nov. 18, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 / Fri. & Sat. only Jan. 11 - 26, 2019.

Take a ride on Ripley's Big Red Christmas Train for a "lightseeing" tour of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.

Scenic Cruise Nights of Lights Tours 2018-19

Saturdays from November 17, 2018, thru January 26, 2019
(904) 824-1806

See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights from the water aboard the Victory III.

Chicago Tap Theatre

Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
(904) 797-2800

"Unleash the Beat" is the name of this EMMA concert that will feature amazing tap dance and live music performed by Chicago Tap Theatre.

Old 97s and Shooter Jennings

Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

Alt-country stalwarts Old 97s will perform with outlaw country and Southern rock artist Shooter Jennings.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Sundays throughout the year.

Florida Water Tours: Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly from Nov. 17, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019
(904) 827-7728

View St. Augustine's breathtaking festival of lights from the bay with Florida Water Tours.

The Tasting Tours Nights of Lights Holiday Tours

November 17, 2018 – February 3, 2019
(904) 325-3911
47 Cordova St

See St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights from a horse-drawn carriage or an old-fashioned roadster with The Tasting Tours.

Native Sun Boat Tours Nights of Lights Tours

Nightly form November 17, 2018, to February 3, 2018

Be dazzled by St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights on this relaxing one-hour boat tour.